Speaking of Dave Grohl…

  • Axl Rosenberg

Speaking of Dave Grohl…

Dave Grohl’s feature film directorial debut, the documentary Sound City, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. Once upon a time, Sundance was a festival for low-budget independent films that were about as far removed from corporate America as you could get. Now mainstream movies star famous actors who will tell anyone who will listen that they took a salary cut to appear in the movie because it really meant something to them, and Sundance draws no small amount of celebrities and mega-shindigs.

Thus, Dave Grohl was able to bring along a rock legend or two to perform some of the Sound City soundtrack at the film’s premiere after-party this weekend. Here, dunno if you’ve heard of any of these folks, none of them are like a big deal or anything:

John Fogerty (ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Stevie Nicks (ex-Fleetwood Mac)
Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)
Chris Goss (Masters of Reality)
Pat Smear (Foo Fighters, -Nirvana touring guitarist)
Krist Novoselic (ex-Nirvana)
Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine)
Lee Ving (Fear) [I sincerely though Lee Ving was dead. I guess I was confusing him with his character from Clue. -AR]
Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters)
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
Alain Johannes (Them Crooked Vultures, ex-Eleven)
Rick Springfield
Rami Jaffee (ex-The Wallflowers)
Jessy Greene (ex-The Jayhawks)

So, naturally, somebody filmed the performances on their phone instead of just being in the moment, the eventual memory of the show their only true souvenir, the way we did back in Neanderthal times. Enjoy:

“Hanging Tree” (Queens Of the Stone Age cover):

“Domino” (Masters of Reality cover):

“I Love Living In The City” (Fear cover):

“She Got Me (When She Got Her Dress On)” (Masters of Reality cover):

“I’ve Done Everything For You” (Rick Springfield/Sammy Hagar cover):

“Fortunate Son” (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover):

Sound City will be available via Video on Demand starting February 1.

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